Warden, Penny

Bio

Penny Warden is a unique and truly original contemporary British artist known for her distinctive, expressive style. Her work has appeared in many high-profile locations and galleries across London, the UK and abroad.

Her paintings are created in a radical and exciting way, working when ever possible with a maximum of spontaneity, with vibrant colours splashed and thrown in an arbitrary, though deliberate manner. The resulting figures are full of movement, emotion and drama.

In 2005 Penny was commissioned for a major project of national significance in the north of England. Consisting of the permanent installation of fifteen 6ft oil paintings in the stunning cathedral of Blackburn Lancashire, this exhibition of modern art is probably the most adventurous of its kind in any English cathedral.Thousands of people have now seen these paintings and with accolades from Desmond Tutu – ‘wonderfully creative’, Simon Jenkins, former Editor of The Times and Evening Standard, ‘they give the cathedral an undeniably aesthetic potency,’ and The Archbishop of Canterbury ‘outstanding and very moving work’ this amazing exhibition will be seen by generations to come.

Other commissions for large chapels, churches and private collectors have quickly followed and Penny has seen her reputation and popularity grow consistently year on year. Her paintings have featured in a number of national and international magazines and publications. She has been interviewed several times on BBC radio and her work appears on the BBC website. She has been a speaker at numerous conferences and has been part of several consultation groups at Windsor Castle on ‘Human Creativity in the Arts’.

Gymnast Five, 2011 (oil on canvas)
Gymnast Five, 2011 (oil on canvas)

DEN475555: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Gymnast Six, 2011 (oil on canvas)
Gymnast Six, 2011 (oil on canvas)

DEN475556: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Gymnast Seven, 2011 (oil on canvas)
Gymnast Seven, 2011 (oil on canvas)

DEN475557: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Gymnast Eight, 2011 (oil on canvas)
Gymnast Eight, 2011 (oil on canvas)

DEN475558: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Gymnast Nine, 2011 (oil on canvas)
Gymnast Nine, 2011 (oil on canvas)

DEN475559: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Gymnast One, 2010 (oil on canvas)
Gymnast One, 2010 (oil on canvas)

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Gymnast Two, 2010 (oil on canvas)
Gymnast Two, 2010 (oil on canvas)

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Gymnast Three, 2010 (oil on canvas)
Gymnast Three, 2010 (oil on canvas)

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Gymnast Four, 2010 (oil on canvas)
Gymnast Four, 2010 (oil on canvas)

DEN482016: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Kiss, 2013, (oil on canvas)
Kiss, 2013, (oil on canvas)

DEN992672: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Elation, 2012, (oil on canvas)
Elation, 2012, (oil on canvas)

DEN992673: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Fantasia, 2012, (oil on canvas)
Fantasia, 2012, (oil on canvas)

DEN992681: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Destiny, 2015, (oil on canvas)
Destiny, 2015, (oil on canvas)

DEN992682: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Fantasy, 2009, (oil on canvas)
Fantasy, 2009, (oil on canvas)

DEN992683: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Ethereal Dream, 2010, (oil on canvas)
Ethereal Dream, 2010, (oil on canvas)

DEN992684: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Enchantress, 2009, (oil on canvas)
Enchantress, 2009, (oil on canvas)

DEN992685: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Reverie, 2009, (oil on canvas)
Reverie, 2009, (oil on canvas)

DEN992700: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Rapture, 2013, (oil on canvas)
Rapture, 2013, (oil on canvas)

DEN992701: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Siren, 2013, (oil on canvas)
Siren, 2013, (oil on canvas)

DEN992702: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

L'Espirit, 2011, (oil on canvas)
L'Espirit, 2011, (oil on canvas)

DEN992703: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Shadow, 2014, (oil on canvas)
Shadow, 2014, (oil on canvas)

DEN992704: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Fire, 2009, (oil on canvas)
Fire, 2009, (oil on canvas)

DEN992705: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Liberty, 2009, (oil on canvas)
Liberty, 2009, (oil on canvas)

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Bolero, 2011, (oil on canvas)
Bolero, 2011, (oil on canvas)

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Jazz, 2010, (oil on canvas)
Jazz, 2010, (oil on canvas)

DEN992708: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Jaunt, 2009, (oil on canvas)
Jaunt, 2009, (oil on canvas)

DEN992709: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Pizazz, 2012, (oil on canvas)
Pizazz, 2012, (oil on canvas)

DEN992710: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Ardour, 2013, (oil on canvas)
Ardour, 2013, (oil on canvas)

DEN992711: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Twist, 2013, (oil on canvas)
Twist, 2013, (oil on canvas)

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Paradis, 2011, (oil on canvas)
Paradis, 2011, (oil on canvas)

DEN992969: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Dare, 2012, (oil on canvas)
Dare, 2012, (oil on canvas)

DEN992970: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Rhapsody, 2014, (oil on canvas)
Rhapsody, 2014, (oil on canvas)

DEN992971: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Shadow, 2013, (oil on canvas)
Shadow, 2013, (oil on canvas)

DEN992972: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Charisma, 2009, (oil on canvas)
Charisma, 2009, (oil on canvas)

DEN992973: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Bounce, 2012, (oil on canvas)
Bounce, 2012, (oil on canvas)

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Energy, 2009, (oil on canvas)
Energy, 2009, (oil on canvas)

DEN995660: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Exuberance, 2012, (oil on canvas)
Exuberance, 2012, (oil on canvas)

DEN995661: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Jump, 2008, (oil on canvas)
Jump, 2008, (oil on canvas)

DEN995662: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Hip Hop, 2013, (oil on canvas)
Hip Hop, 2013, (oil on canvas)

DEN995663: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Fizz, 2009, (oil on canvas)
Fizz, 2009, (oil on canvas)

DEN995664: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

After the Rain, 2017, (oil on canvas)
After the Rain, 2017, (oil on canvas)

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Agitato, 2017, (oil on canvas)
Agitato, 2017, (oil on canvas)

DEN3052184: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Arena, 2015, (oil on canvas)
Arena, 2015, (oil on canvas)

DEN3052185: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Bellicose, 2015, (oil on canvas)
Bellicose, 2015, (oil on canvas)

DEN3052186: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Capriccio, 2014, (oil on canvas)
Capriccio, 2014, (oil on canvas)

DEN3052187: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Elation, 2016, (oil on canvas)
Elation, 2016, (oil on canvas)

DEN3052189: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Significance, 2016, (oil on canvas)
Significance, 2016, (oil on canvas)

DEN3052190: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Voracity, 2016, (oil on canvas)
Voracity, 2016, (oil on canvas)

DEN3052192: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Carmen, 2009, (oil on canvas)
Carmen, 2009, (oil on canvas)

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Flamboyance, 2009, (oil on canvas)
Flamboyance, 2009, (oil on canvas)

DEN3701654: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Jaunt, 2008, (oil on canvas)
Jaunt, 2008, (oil on canvas)

DEN3701655: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Spangle, 2017, (oil on canvas)
Spangle, 2017, (oil on canvas)

DEN3701656: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Spanish Energy, 2007, (oil on canvas)
Spanish Energy, 2007, (oil on canvas)

DEN3701657: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Swing, 2008, (oil on canvas)
Swing, 2008, (oil on canvas)

DEN3701658: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

Uptown, 2007, (oil on canvas)
Uptown, 2007, (oil on canvas)

DEN3701659: © Penny Warden / Bridgeman Images

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